Black And White

Black And White

Nurses and Nazis, syphilis and seduction

Director Eluned Zoë Aiano

DOP Klára Belicová

Funds Czech Film Fund, Tribeca Film Institue - IF/Then Shorts

Country of production Czech Republic, Germany

Script Eluned Zoë Aiano

Co-producers ZLA FILMS

The small Czech town of Třeboň found itself at the centre of unexpected international attention when the world-wide press picked up on an obscure urban legend from World War Two, some 70 years after the event. The story in question involves nurses, Nazis, seduction and syphilis, but no-one can agree on what really happened. Black&White pieces this legend together through a collage of interviews with a group of locals. The film explores how the story came about in the first place, and how it evolved after it ended up in the news. Their reflections are visualised through a combination of excerpts from the history of cinema, together with animation, problematising the types of tropes and conventions used to depict the roles of women.